Tag Archive: DTM

Sep 18

Susie Wolff not disappointed with Williams role

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.

20131020-0081 Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Highs and lows in 2014 for new Merc reserve Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein’s 2014 has had both its dizzying highs and its appalling lows.

2014-09-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Pascal Wehrlein (1) The high has been the last few weeks — the teenaged German became the youngest ever DTM winner at the Lausitzring last weekend, mere days after making his F1 test debut with his employer Mercedes.
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Sep 17

DTM champion Wittmann not dreaming of F1

Marco Wittmann may be the newly-crowned DTM champion, but he is not dreaming about a future in formula one.

DTM - Marco Wittmann action Although Paul di Resta set a precedent for launching a F1 career off the back of dominance in the premier German touring car series, 24-year-old Wittmann is happy for now in DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Mercedes signs reserve, Prodromou starts at McLaren

Two formula one teams had news to announce on Monday.

  2014-09-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Pascal Wehrlein (3) On Sunday, 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein became the youngest race winner in DTM history, and a day later he was unveiled as the new reserve driver for F1’s dominant team, Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Red Bull’s da Costa admits F1 ‘dream’ over

Antonio Felix da Costa has admitted his F1 “dream” is probably over.

Antonio Félix da Costa Last year, the young Portuguese was the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme and apparently destined for a Toro Rosso debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Ex Formula 3 racer Marco Wittmann wraps up early 2014 DTM championship title

Marco Wittmann used his first match point and already wrapped up the DTM title at the Lausitzring.

DTM - Marco Wittmann Sixth place was enough for the German driver of the BMW Team RMG to be beyond reach for his opponents with two rounds remaining. The 24-year old laid the foundation for his career among others in Formula 3, of which he bowed out as the runner-up in the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy at the end of the 2011 season.. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Wittmann new champion, Wehrlein youngest DTM-ever race winner

In DTM qualifying at the Lausitzring, Pascal Wehrlein claimed his maiden pole position.

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein With a fastest time of 1:17.547 minutes, the Mercedes-Benz driver ended up 0.057 seconds ahead of Audi driver Mattias Ekström, who was second.

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Sep 14

Marco Wittmann: DTM champion at record speed

He is 24 years young, but is hardened like an old hand: Marco Wittmann is the 2014 DTM champion.

DTM - Marco Wittmann podium In the eighth season round at the Lausitzring, the BMW driver crossed the finish line in sixth place and is thus beyond reach for his rivals in the battle for the title.

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Sep 13

Ekström doesn’t congratulate Wittmann for the title yet

Will Marco Wittmann (BMW M4 DTM) secure an early title, or will his main rival Mattias Ekström still blow his hopes?

DTM - Mattias Ekström - Pascal Wehrlein - Jamie Green While the points’ leader had to make do with seventh place in qualifying at the Lausitzring, his Swedish rival secured second place with his Audi RS 5 DTM. Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz), the youngest DTM driver in the field at 19, will be starting from pole position for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

A premiere in the Lausitz: Pascal Wehrlein claims pole position

In DTM qualifying at the Lausitzring, Pascal Wehrlein claimed his maiden pole position.

DTM - Pascal Wehrlein With a fastest time of 1:17.547 minutes, the Mercedes-Benz driver ended up 0.057 seconds ahead of Audi driver Mattias Ekström, who was second.

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Sep 11

DTM at the Lausitzring – venue of the decision?

Slowly, the 2014 DTM season is approaching its finish line.

DTM logo This weekend, the most popular international touring-car series makes its stop at the Lausitzring for its antepenultimate round of the season. For both the spectators on site and the TV audience it definitely will be a thrilling race weekend.

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Sep 03

Lotterer turns down chance to race Caterham at Monza

Andre Lotterer has turned down the chance to make a second appearance for Caterham this weekend at Monza.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Earlier, it was expected Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi, and not the reigning Le Mans winner Lotterer who replaced Kamui Kobayashi at Spa, would be in action this weekend for the Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Juncadella in running for Force India seat

Dani Juncadella has leapt into contention to make his formula one debut in 2015.

2014-01-31_0005 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Daniel Juncadella The 23-year-old, Mercedes-linked Spaniard is already Force India’s reserve driver, and at Monza this weekend he will practice for the first 30 minutes on Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Struggling Vettel gets new engineer for 2015

Struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel will get a new race engineer for the 2015 season.

2014-07-19 - 99024 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel This year defending his fourth consecutive drivers’ title, the German has notably struggled in 2014 alongside new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Kovalainen to test DTM car

Heikki Kovalainen looks set to rebuild his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM.

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 According to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, the German marque BMW has announced that the Finn will test a 2014-spec M4 during this week’s Lausitzring test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Sainz jr on hold after Verstappen signing

“Red Bull wants to support me and are trying to find a solution, even for next year” – Sainz.

Carlos Sainz In the wake of Max Verstappen’s signing, life goes on for two other drivers who were overtaken by the fresh-faced teenager. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Di Resta ‘determined’ to return to F1

Former Force India driver Paul di Resta is not ready to give up on his formula one career.

2013-06-09_0067 The 28-year-old Scot lost his seat with the Silverstone based team at the end of last year and returned to the German touring car series DTM with Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Marco Wittmann scores fourth season win at the Nürburgring (updated)

At the Nürburgring, Marco Wittmann scored his fourth victory of the season.

DTM - Marco Wittmann In a dominant way, the 24-year-old drove his BMW M4 DTM at the Eifel circuit and eventually took the checkered flag with a margin of 1.2 seconds from local hero Mike Rockenfeller (Audi).

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